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Publix Brings Nutritious Food to Rockdale Families with RER

Publix Super Markets, Inc. with the extraordinary generosity of their customers and Publix associates is helping children and families have the nutritious food they need by providing Rockdale Emergency Relief with a $26,550 grant from the Food For All Campaign. Publix raises funds to support agencies that fight hunger while advocating self-sufficiency at the local level.

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Educating Exceptional Children by Nadra Powell

Children are amazing. They are energetic, eager to learn, and creative. Teaching these unique individuals can be a fun and rewarding experience that cannot be compared in value to any other profession. Speaking of these precious gems, children are uniquely created. They vary in shades, personalities, and even in disabilities.

Momma, I See You

Hey momma, I see you. You are sitting quietly in the corner hoping and wishing not to be seen today. You have purposely set a smile on your face in hopes that the other women won’t notice the tremble that’s caught in your throat. You are sitting in your pew today, watching the other mom’s receive recognition for their achievements of “oldest mother” or “newest mother.”

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Pressing Through The Process

There I sat with tears in my eyes, looking down at my sweet five-month-old baby boy, feeling numb. As someone with a bubbly personality and a wealth of positivity, I knew something was wrong. I wanted so desperately to enjoy my first experience as a mother, but I couldn’t muster up the happiness that I once felt. Most would say that I had Postpartum Depression. I believe it was something more profound.

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Healing Your Thinking

What if I told you that you could get rid of your own depression or anxiety? Would you be interested? What if I also told you that there is a possibility of healing schizophrenia and OCD? Would you believe me? Probably not. If it were that easy, don’t you think we would have a lot less mental illness in this world? Apparently, that is not the case. Mental illness seems to be growing at an exponential rate in our nation and our world currently. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We wouldn’t need a month dedicated to mental health awareness if we could eradicate it, would we?

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Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The only thing is, that’s not true. In fact, words can continue to hurt for a lifetime. In my practice, I continue to meet adults who are still “imprisoned” by words or names spoken over them years ago.

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Fun with Fresh Food

Are you trying to raise your children or grandchildren to be good eaters? Is every meal a struggle to get the kids to eat enough fruits and veggies? Are you looking for some free entertainment over the summer? Well, you are in luck! UGA Extension has a solution to all these issues in the form of the Fun with Fresh Food program.

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Restoration Storehouse Rolls Out in Rockdale

Restoration Storehouse’s Community meeting on March 19 was a huge success. Ron Fairley, the executive director, presented how this collective will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for our community. Among the crowd of over 60, were several Rockdale County elected officials: Commissioner Doreen Williams, Commissioner Sherri Washington, City Council Member Jacob Bailey, and Board of Education Member Heather Duncan.

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“Wish Upon A Cure” Newton County Relay For Life

The 2018 Newton County Relay For Life event is fast approaching.  A premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life in Newton County brings the community together to support cancer research and hopefully eliminate cancer in the very near future.  With approximately 60 community teams involved, the Relay event will again be held at The Church At Covington on Highway 142 in Covington. Beginning with opening ceremonies at 6pm on Friday, April 27, this year’s event will close at 12 midnight as we ring in a new day and become one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.

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